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Old 05-18-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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"Freeway"- California
"Hella"- Northern California (particularly the San Francisco Bay Area)
"The [insert expressway number here]"- Southern California (particularly Los Angeles)
"Wicked"- New England (particularly Boston)
"Hero"- sub sandwich, New York City metropolitan area
"Hoagie"- sub sandwich, Philadelphia
"Po'boy"- sub sandwich, Louisiana
"Mischief night"- New York City metropolitan area/northern New Jersey
"Devil's night"- Detroit
"Tree lawn"- Cleveland
"Gym shoes"- Chicagoland (although according to the New York Times Dialect Quiz, Cincinnatians also use this term.)
Do they not have mischief night in the rest of the country?
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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In Colorado, and other western states, they say "guys's", and it drives me crazy. An example would be, "Is this one of your guys's bags"? Up in the mountain area's they'd also say "heighth" instead of "height", and foot instead of feet. "Who all" was another different one for me. I worked at a high school, and the kids would say things like, "who all is gonna be there"?

I never realized "skeevy" was a regional/Italian term (originally from CT). I know I've used that term in CO, but I don't think anyone ever asked me what it meant.
I noticed that when I first moved to CO and then heard it so much I forgot it was a regional peculiarity!
The "guys's" bit drives me nuts, too. They also said "You betcha!" which I immediately noticed. Then I was told it was a MN thing. Weird...not many people at that time were MN transplants.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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"merio" instead of "mario" New Jersey.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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Fuhgeddaboudit
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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Do they not have mischief night in the rest of the country?
Lived in NYC all my life... wtf is "Mischief Night"?
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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When someone says "the" before a highway number, particularly if its an Interstate or a freeway they're most likely from California or another West Coast state.

In most of the country you'd say "Take I-12 east" or "it's just off 95". Someone from California would be like "take the 95" or "the 77 is the fastest way there".
I say this in NYC metro... so no, def not a Cali thing.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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Do they not have mischief night in the rest of the country?
I'd never heard of it before taking the NYT Dialect Quiz, and I'm from Chicago.

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Old 05-18-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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The best I ever heard of any place was in Long Island they would say Usezzzzz guys for you guys and Utes for Youths although more of an accent than a saying it is still funny to me, I miss it.
Hi - Lived in LI for 35 years, no one says this.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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I'd never heard of it before taking the NYT Dialect Quiz, and I'm from Chicago.
I think it's more of a NJ thing...
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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"merio" instead of "mario" New Jersey.
Never heard that one. I would say marry-o, (which doesn't help if you think marry and Mary rhyme.)
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